Alternative to a Slingbox

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  1. nuraman00

    nuraman00 Member

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    Thanks. Is there something currently available with more than 2 ports? I haven't been able to find anything.
     
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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  3. nuraman00

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    Thanks. If I connect the Slingbox to the Tivo Mini, then wouldn't I need at least 2 ports? One Ethernet port for the Tivo Mini, and one for the Slingbox?

    My "nice to have" for the TV would be why I wanted the 3rd port.

    Also, can you comment on my last question in post # 40?
     
  4. mdavej

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    Mini has built in Moca, so it doesn't need ethernet. Just split the coax to the Mini and to the adapter, then ethernet from the adapter to the Slingbox.

    No problem connecting to the main Tivo. Won't interfere with the Mini at all.
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Right. If you want the second Ethernet port in the WCB3000N for the TV, then you can keep the Mini as a MoCA client. And you can still add an Ethernet switch, later, if you add any additional Ethernet devices.
     
  6. nuraman00

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    Thanks.

    I was also just wondering about whether I should connect the Slingbox to the main Tivo, or the Mini.

    From this thread:

    Using A TiVo Mini With A Slingbox 500

    It seemed that the advantage of connecting the Slingbox to the Mini was that someone could still use the Main Tivo, and then also have someone Slinging through the Tivo Mini.

    If the Slingbox was connected to the main Tivo, then wouldn't it still be similar? Someone could be Slinging through the main Tivo, and then someone else could still watch something else on the Tivo Mini?
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    The Slingbox is effectively like someone sitting in front of the attached/controlled box, and someone watching/using the main TiVo doesn’t affect Mini use ... aside from potentially competing for live TV tuners.

    The Slingbox is best paired with whichever box is least likely to be used by a home user when someone else is Slinging. For this reason, many users use a dedicated Mini for the Slingbox to avoid usage conflicts with whoever is at home.

    Having compatible A/V outputs also plays a part.
     
  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yes.
     

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